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companies on their handling of hurricane sandy. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 15, 2012. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm duarte geraldino. the sex scandal that forced cia director david petraeus to resign is widening. here's what we know. petraeus' mistress paula broadwell sent emails to petraeus and other senior military leaders besides general john allen. he's the top commander in afghanistan. meanwhile the fbi agent frederick humphries who launched the investigation of emails is being investigated by the fbi for his role in the case. specifically why he took concerns about this case to republican members of congress. house and senate panels are expected to meet again today with fbi and cia officials. they want to know whether national security was jeopardized and why congress didn't know about the investigation sooner. during a news conference on wednesday president obama praised david petraeus. >> general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan and as head of the cia. by his own assess
the top. captioning sponsored by cbs >> this is the cbs evening news with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. this is a spend one-hour edition. >> pelley: good evening. this is a special one-hour edition. $6 billion was spent on political campaigns and when they were over nothing much changed. republicans will still control the house, democrats the senate, and barack obama will still be president. this was the scene tonight as the president and the first family returned from chicago aboard air force one. they landed at joint base andrews right outside washington, d.c we will have a look at what you can expect from washington many the future, but first the latest returns. we still can't project a winner the presidential contest in florida, but even without florida mr. obama has 303 electoral votes-- well over the 270 needed for victory. mitt romney ended up with 206. this is the popular vote total. they're still counting, but the president is ahead by nearly three million votes. in his victory celebration last night, the president said "the best is yet to come." he's been calling cong
captioning funded by cbs and ford-- built for the road ahead. captured on a phone when many in belle harbor thought fate would take their town. >> wewere terrified when the fire started. we watched the houses on next block go up one after another. the fire department couldn't get here because the water was so high. >> pelly: the water was six feet high at susan brady's porch when her son shot this, the neighborhood squeezed into a narrow space between drowning and burning. >> safer: so you're hiring? >> we're hiring. we're hiring and we need to find good people. >> safer: surprised to hear that? we were, but it turns out there are more than three million open jobs in the u.s. right now with as many as 500,000 of those in manufacturing. employers complain they can't qualified, skilled workers. how is that possible in this economy? that's our story tonight. >> come along with david mccullough when he goes along on our journey to paris before independence, a time of a new generation. >> they came here in order to improve themselves and to thereby improve their country. >> as fo
an interview with president obama. look what cbs decided to conveniently leave out of the interview. >> mr. president, this morning you went out of your way to avoid the use of the word "terrorism" in connection with the libya attack. >> right. >> do you believe this was a terrorist attack? >> it's too early to know exactly how this came about, what group was involved. obviously, it was an attack on americans. we are going to be working with the libyan government to make sure we bring folks to justice, one way or the other. >> andrea: that clip made the cutting room floor. yes. that was the piece that candy crowley supposed to be pair and balanced jumped in to the debate to basically say he called it terrorism that first day. why would steve croft ask about it? the performance has been so abysmal. >> dana: can we getter rick in here? go ahead. was that your point? >> eric: the point, at one point we had done benghazi every single day. we still have. it had been 42 times we did it. every time we do it, we talk about benghazi and what is going on. main stream media, one of them is 22 times,
going to win. there's a report out from cbs. let me give you a quote. says, we went into the evening one of the top advisers said, confident that we had a good path of victory. i don't think there was one person who saw this coming. that's amazing! at best it was going to be an incredibly close victory for the romney campaign. how could no one anticipate that they might possibly lose. that's unbelievable! let's bring everybody back in here. ana, michael mark thompson, mr. emmy winner, and jayar jackson, congressman steve cohen, by the way won a squeaker only got 75% of the vote. and someone else is here seema mehta political writer for "the l.a. times." you covered the romney campaigns. did they really think that they were going to win. >> they really did. i covered john mccain four years ago. four years ago going into election day the writing was on the wall. this time they really did believe that they--they believed their polling. they believed the crowd sizes they were seeing. they were stunned. >> cenk: let me oh follow up on that. again, it was a close popular vote. it wind up being
're accused of divulging secrets for the manufacturer of a video game. cbs reports one of the s.e.a.l.s involved took part in the raid that killed osama bin laden. all seven s.e.a.l.s had their pay docked and received a letter of reprimand which effectively ends their chance to get a promotion. next hour of "starting point" we'll find out more about the punishment, and exactly what the s.e.a.l.s are accused of divulging when we're joined by navy s.e.a.l. commander christopher heben. the sound of silence coming from iran, after pentagon claims that iranian jet fighters fired on unarmed u.s. -- on an unarmed surveillance drone in the persian gulf. it took place just days before the presidential election. officials say the drone was in international air space when it was intercepted by iranian aircraft. the drone was not hit, and it returned safely to base. the u.s. has told iran that such surveillance flights in the gulf will continue. >>> check out this brand-new video of pakistani teen malala yousafzai. one month after her attempted assassination by the taliban. her father says
of the elite special forces unit still under investigation for this. cbs news says one of those punished was involved in the raid that killed bin laden. in response, ea, electronic arts, says, quote, we do not know if the veterans who consulted on the game were in contact with the department of defense. much more on this in the next hour of newsroom. >>> 11 days since superstorm sandy made landfall in new jersey. some residents are just now returning home to survey the damage. this is how one new jersey man described the moment he knew he had to leave his house. >> we rode out the storm until friday morning. friday morning i said i couldn't take any more because they turned the gas off. when they turned the gas off, that was the end for me. i told my wife i would walk across the bridge if i had to. >> and the problems with gas used to heat that man's home just part of the problem. new york and new jersey now rationing gasoline because of a shortage. susan candiotti has been following that part of the story in asbury park, new jersey. what's the plan for rationing? >> reporter: well, i'll
, better get our act together in how we're communicating. >> cbs news quoted one adviser to romney saying he was shell shocked, shell shocked by the loss. have you spoken to governor romney? >> i have not since this and we were a bit shell shocked. i thought we had much more of an enthusiasm gap that did not seem to materialize. i know john king was talking about a lot of percentages. but i just thought the sheer number would be larger of people showing up at the polls because they wanted to get rid of barack obama and they were in favor of mitt romney, they realized we were off track, but that did not materialize and i still don't fully understand why it did not. >> when you look at all the data and all the information coming in in your own political sense and you know politics, was it campaign error that resulted in his loss? was it a sense of party's economic policies, for example, or the campaign by the democrats? >> it was all of those things combined. and it's not just political sense because we knew this day was coming. we actually had republican main street commission and wants to
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